In case you are searching for your subsequent journey vacation spot, you would possibly need to think about a visit to the scenic Mediterranean island of Malta.
Why not take your journey to Malta to the subsequent degree and go to Gozo, Malta’s sister island?
On a go to to Malta, it’s very simple to rearrange a Gozo day journey as a part of your Malta itinerary.
Gozo is smaller, greener and extra rural than Malta and presents quite a lot of journey actions for guests to get pleasure from.
Gozo is well accessible as a part of a tour package deal on a day journey from the mainland.
I might advocate reserving your Gozo day journey nicely prematurely. I booked my tour with Original Travel which focuses on 100% luxurious Tailor-Made Holidays.
I wished to maximise my time and take advantage of out of a full day exploring Gozo and opted for the Combi Tour.
The Combi Tour presents a mix of half a day cruise across the stunning island of Comino and a half-day Jeep Safari on the peaceable island of Gozo, stopping off at a lot of the principal sights the island has to supply.
The period of the Combi Tour is seven hours whole departing at 10:00 am and ending at 17:00. Transfers are included round these instances. Start line is Mgarr Harbour or Marfa Jetty. Resort transfers can be found from Valletta, Sliema, St.Julians, Bugibba and Mellieha.
Here’s a overview of my Gozo day journey Combi Tour
To start with, the tour contains native resort transfers which was useful as I used to be staying within the Sliema space and I used to be shuttled to the boat within the morning to begin the tour.
For the Combi Tour, the group is cut up up into two. One group will begin with the Jeep Safari and the remaining will keep on the boat and discover Comino Island. Then at lunch teams swap and all of us return on the identical boat.
This fashion you’ve gotten extra space on the boat to benefit from the journey and the teams are much less crowded, which was a good suggestion.
Relatively than taking the Gozo shuttle ferry, you keep on the identical boat which is able to meet you on the port. It’s a cool Turkish-style wood boat that has loads of character and is nice enjoyable to cruise on.
Time for a guided Jeep Safari round Gozo with an area
My group was first on the Jeep Safari round Gozo Island. We have been 5 to every Jeep with a great deal of area, and our driver was an area information who was born on the island of Gozo and provided a great deal of native data.
The primary cease was the Calypso Cave, which presents a surprising viewpoint trying over the native seashore.
Gozo is steeped in delusion and historical past and is believed to be the legendary island of Calypso from Homer’s Odyssey. You may discover its historic temples, baroque church buildings, medieval forts and pure wonders, such because the Azure Window, a rock formation that collapsed in 2017 however nonetheless attracts divers and snorkellers.
On the Jeep Safari, you’ll be able to uncover the true island of Gozo by going to many fashionable locations.
Locations of Curiosity that you’ll go to on the Combi Tour Jeep Safari of Gozo:
1 Mgarr Harbour 2. Ghajnsielem Church • 3. Qala Belvedere • 4. Dahlet Qorrot Valley • 5. Ramla Bay • 6. Calypso Cave • 7. Marsalforn Bay • 8. Salt Pans • 9. Gordan Lighthouse • 10. Wied il-Mielah Window • 11. Dwejra • 12. Inland Sea • 13. Fungus Rock.
You’ll be stopping at charming villages, vital landmarks, hidden coves and panoramic viewpoints.
The beauty of happening a Jeep Safari across the island of Gozo is you’ll be able to go off-road and drive down some extra adventurous tracks which makes the journey much more accessible and thrilling. You’ll be passing via the countryside which isn’t normally visited on a traditional Gozo tour.
My favorite cease alongside the route was the Saltpans of Xwejni, that are nonetheless used in the present day to reap salt from the ocean. These previous methods of harvesting salt are nice to see in motion.
The salt pans are additionally good for capturing photographs, so get your digicam prepared.
You should buy a few of the harvested sea salt from an area vendor who lives shut by up in one of many caves. What a beautiful reward to convey residence and use in your kitchen, a style of Gozo.
After your Jeep Safari round Gozo Island, it’s time for lunch, which is included within the Combi Tour package deal, together with native wine.
Gozo can be recognized for its delicacies, which relies on recent native produce, seafood and cheese.
You may pattern conventional dishes reminiscent of rabbit stew, cheese pies and ftira (it’s like a sort of pizza however not a pizza as you already know it) at one of many many eating places and cafes that dot the island.
It’s also possible to go to native farms and wineries and style a few of the island’s specialities, reminiscent of honey, olive oil and wine. Gozo has quite a bit to supply.
Crusing across the island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon
Now it’s time to swap teams at Gozo Port and begin the second half of your Combi tour journey, crusing across the island of Comino and the Blue Lagoon.
The spotlight for me must be the boat that you just sail on, a beautiful wood Turkish-style ship, snug for cruising on for half a day across the Comino Island.
On the crusing journey, you’ll be able to uncover the coves of Comino by going to many fashionable locations across the coast of the island.
Crusing stops: 14. Blue Lagoon • 15. Crystal Lagoon • 16. Comino Tower • 17. Tuna Farms • 18. Fortress • 19. Elephant Rock • 20. Sta. Maria Caves • 21. Sta. Maria Bay • 21. St. Nicholas Bay
All of the above are climate allowing and would possibly embrace a swimming cease, so convey your swimwear.
We are going to go to the great coves and bays across the island with extra stops for swimming and snorkelling. Snorkelling gear is on the market on board freed from cost.
It’s good that they cut up the group into two so you’ve gotten extra space to benefit from the cruise round Comino Island which has spectacular coastal rock formations and coves to discover.
Swim within the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon
The primary attraction is the Blue Lagoon, which received its identify from its crystal clear blue waters, which have to be seen to be believed.
Swim within the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon for a magical expertise.
On the crusing journey across the magical island of Comino, we stopped for swimming and snorkelling within the well-known Blue Lagoon.
Solely two residents dwell on the island of Comino, a brother and sister, leaving the island almost uninhabited, they usually would be the final two as a result of island’s UNESCO safety.
Chill on the boat deck, benefit from the cruise round Comino, take within the shoreline views as you cruise by, seize a few beers, go for a swim, and loosen up within the solar, a terrific option to go to Gozo and Comino, Malta.
As soon as your crusing journey has come to an finish, you’ll sail again to port on the mainland of Malta, the place you’ll meet your switch again to your resort to finish your day of seeing Gozo.
The police station of Comino, Santa Marija Bay
One other fast cease we did alongside Comino was a cease on the Comino police station, which is residence to the picturesque Santa Marija Bay.
A secluded seashore that’s good to relax on and soak in some solar for some time.
Not a foul police station to be primarily based on for an area officer.
The police station is usually lively within the busy summer time months to handle the vacationers that go to the Blue Lagoon.
Thanks for studying about my Gozo day journey
Whether or not you’re searching for a soothing getaway or an lively journey, Gozo has one thing to supply for everybody.
If you wish to return to Gozo for a second day, you’ll be able to simply accomplish that by taking the shuttle ferry and spending extra time in Victoria exploring the Citadel fortress, which you’ll cross on the Jeep Safari however won’t have time to go to on the tour. It’s an ideal choice for a second go to.
Thanks for studying my weblog overview of my Combi Tour journey to the island of Gozo, Malta.
Gozo is a hidden gem within the Mediterranean that can enchant you with its allure, tradition and nature.
Don’t miss this chance to find this wonderful island and have an unforgettable expertise.